Mirror’s Edge

This first person game came out in 2008. It was developed by EA (Electronic Arts) and Dice. The plot of the game it set in an alternative future where you get to follow a rebel named Faith. Faith gets some different missions that she is supposed to preform and she usually has some unfortunate encounters with the police while she is on the run.  What makes this game special is that it focuses on parkour. You are constantly jumping from roof to roof and vaulting over fences in the game.

The main critique for this game is the trial and error sequences and they are many. It takes very little to instantly fall of a roof and having to start over again. It is incredibly easy to make similar mistakes over and over again and in some places on the game levels you quickly get stuck and the only way to get out is repeating the same thing over and over again until you want to slam your controller into a wall. Luckily it’s a bit easier to play in the beginning and if you devote some time into it I suppose closely to every players can manage to make at least some progress in the game.

The scenery and the visual effects inside the game is beautifully done and the effort the developers put into it is clearly seen. In between the game levels you get to see a short comic book style animated movie on the plot and an insight to why the characters do what they do.

This is one of those games that could be really interesting to watch when they turned into movies. The fact that the game was so different makes it interesting to me and therefore it will get a 7 / 10 from me.


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